WELCOME TO THE COLORADO QUILT TRAIL
Pictured: Amish Star from the Creative Needle
What is the Colorado Quilt Trail? The Colorado Quilting Council (CQC) joined a national movement to promote Quilt Trails across the United States in 2011. The purpose of this movement was to promote the heritage of quilting in various communities and awareness of quilting. Initially, this website only included blocks made through CQC. As of October 2021, we invite others to contact us at CQCQuiltTrails@gmail.com if they know of a trail in Colorado that they would like included on this web page.
Quilt trails are a celebration of the designs that go into quilt blocks, but they are not made of fabric like a quilt would be. Quilt block designs are painted on wood, or another durable surface, and on display for people to see as they travel through an area, or visit shops and businesses in their own hometown. The blocks are usually 2’ square or 4’ square, and sometimes 8’ square, and may be posted in shop windows, or attached to the sides of buildings. The trail sites in Colorado include businesses, personal homes, museums, and of course quilt shops.
In 2021 CQC embarked on an inventory of our old trails. As of October 2021, the inventory is about half done. We’re pleased to report, most of the sites are still there to welcome you. Sites will move from the unconfirmed list below to trail tables directly on the website as the inventory continues.
GRAND COUNTY QUILT TRAIL
Grand County has a wealth of quilt trail sites with well over 400 blocks posted on businesses and homes. Come explore throughout the county and see how many you can discover. Link below.